Here is what Foxhound Bee Company is all about

We are in Birmingham, Alabama and we are small-like we are a team of two. And the two of us love honeybees and their little hardworking, never-say-never, keep-your-nose-to-the-flower passion. We have that same passion for connecting you with their world through teaching, building, and hands-on tours. We can provide you with the tools needed to get started in traditional Langstroth hives  and give advice on top bar hives as well. We can get you ready to keep bees through our equipment, mentoring, and classes.

If you are thinking about keeping bees or want to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we can give you a personal tour and let you take a peak into the lives of honeybees. Suit up and take part in a hive inspection for a fun date, or bring a group for a hands on tutorial on honeybees and beekeeping. It's an experience that is truly unique and will never be forgotten. 

On-site tours aren't always manageable, but we can bring bees to you in a safe, contained temporary hive, allowing schools, mom groups, boyscouts, or assisted living facilities the chance to learn about bees. The portable observation hive is a miniature hive with wax, honey, pollen, and bees, perfect for teaching a group of kids, or those who prefer to learn about honeybees in a more comfortable environment. 

To contact us about products, tours, hive-hosting, or talks, get in touch with us here


Adam's great-grandfather kept honeybees in North Carolina, moving from place to place to follow the Sourwood bloom. He passed away long before Adam took any interest in keeping honeybees, but he was still the spark that started Adam's passion for beekeeping. His old leftover beekeeping equipment made its way 600 miles south to Adam's home in Florida. Adam saw that old equipment and was immediately hooked with what would later develop into a business he loves, where he gets to serve, teach and share beekeeping with you.

Adam Hickman

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Beekeeping is a real passion for Adam, a dream inspired during childhood and made into reality during his mid-twenties. Beekeeping combines a lot of Adam's loves into one: designing, woodworking, food, sunshine, and some sweat equity. It takes a special type of crazy to persue beekeeping, and Adam has it. Other than beekeeping, Adam is a food guy. A practiced chef and business major, Adam has worked professionally in kitchens and as a recipe developer and tester since 2011.

Facts about me

  • I'm seriously competitive, but I keep it all inside until I need it (which is rarely)
  • Germany was my home for me 7 years as a kid, Ich speche ken deutsch
  • I am a slurpee snob, icee's, slushies and slush puppies are inferior
  • I taught myself to change brakes, alternators, and axles with youtube
  • I once biked across the state of Florida in one day
  • Friends really love when I make guacamole, it's all in the technique
  • Half the reason I like going to baseball games is to catch foul balls
  • I know a lot of weird facts about marine life thanks to Steve Erwin
  • I've dressed as a stick of butter for halloween; sitting was a slippery situation

Stephanie Hickman

Runner by early morning, physical therapist by day, and make-it-happen go-getter by night (as long as it happens before 9 PM). When she isn't downloading music or showing off her (un)natural ability to spew out  Destiny's Child songs word for word, she's working on her fitness or making peoples lives better through PT.

MY FIRST CAR WAS A ____ AND....

A 1994 4Runner and she was called "The Chariot," I wish I had another one.

I SAW THE MOVIE "TITANIC"...

With my parents in 6th grade; I was really embarrassed during the "car scene"...

WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHY AREN'T YOU THERE?

            Gadsden, Alabama was home for me, and I left in 2005 for college at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama (Go Blazers).

SATURDAYS ARE FOR...

Pots of coffee, waffles with lots of syrup, running, and Downton Abbey


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Finn

This is Adam and Stephanie's Dog, Finn the Foxhound. He is the official mascot of Foxhound Bee Co, even though he doesn't care. Finn is not so keen on honeybees and has taken a few licks from the business end of a honeybee. But for some reason, he loves to try and catch (read eat) errant honeybees... Stephanie and Adam walk the line between trying to prevent it, and letting him learn his lesson. So far, he hasn't learned anything...

Things Finn likes: tennis balls, staring down the neighbors Chihuahua, hide-and-go-seek, trying to get to a squirrel before it gets to the tree, stretching, and balancing dog bones on his nose.

Things Finn doesn't like: crate time, vacuums, actually getting to the squirrel before it gets to the tree, drinking too much pond water, honeybees, being left alone, and balancing bones on his nose for more than 2 minutes. 


Adam and Stephanie married after college, several years after locking eyes from across the volleyball court during intramurals at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Today, they don't play a lot of volleyball anymore, but have traded it for other hobbies. They live in Southern Birmingham with their son, pup and over 100,000 honeybees in their back yard. As receivers and believers in Jesus Christ's ability to save, Stephanie and Adam meet with their church in Homewood, Alabama at Christ Fellowship Church.  If in Birmingham, you are invited and welcome to visit Christ Fellowship.